In preparation for the City’s upcoming Affordable Housing Workshop during the City Council Meeting on September 19, 2017, the City seeks the insights, concerns, and ideas about housing affordability from the community in the City of Woodland. Please complete the following questions and add your recommendations for increasing the quality and quantity of affordable housing, defined as housing affordable to Woodland residents with an annual household median income between 20% to 120%. 
 
Additional questions or comments, contact:
Stephen Coyle
(530) 661-5910
stephen.coyle@cityofwoodland.org 

* 1. Please describe your stakehold or affiliation:

* 2. Please provide your name, organization and contact information:

* 3. Please list three (3) primary constraints to an increase in affordable housing in Woodland:

* 4. Please list three (3) key recommendations to address the above constraints:

* 5. On a scale of 1 - least important, to 5 - most important, rate the importance of the following neighborhood characteristics

  1 - Least important 2 3 4 5 - Most important
Overall neighborhood compatibility
Proximity to schools and parks
Proximity to daily needs shopping
Proximity to public transit
Income-Diverse
Attractive design and scale

* 6. On a scale of 1 - least important, to 5 - most important, rate the impediments to making income-diverse neighborhoods:

  1 - Least important 2 3 4 5 - Most important
Neighborhood opposition
Insufficient diversity of lot sizes
Insufficient diversity of house types and sizes
Ability to maintain affordability over time
On-site parking requirements

* 7. What makes up an optimal income-diverse neighborhood?

* 8. What makes an optimum neighborhood mix of affordable rental and for-sale housing? (If not relevant, please skip)

* 9. What are ways the private sector can increase the supply of owner-occupied and rental affordable units:

* 10. From 1 - lowest priority, to 5 - highest priority, who should take responsibility for housing affordability in Woodland?

  1- Lowest priority 2 3 4 5 - Highest priority
City of Woodland
Yolo County
State
Private Developers

* 11. What are ways the public sector can increase the supply of owner-occupied and rental affordable units:

* 12. Please rank from 1 - not effective, to 5 - highly effective, the following affordable housing strategies:

  1 - Not effective 2 3 4 5 - Highly effective
Inclusionary housing requirements
In-lieu affordable housing fees
Affordable housing density bonuses
Reduced City fees for affordable housing
Explicit design and development standards
Greater zoning flexibility
Neighborhood-compatible design and scale

* 13. Please rank from 1 - lowest, to 5 - highest, the following potential impediments to housing affordability:

  1 - Low 2 3 4 5 - High
Increasing construction costs
Increasing land costs  
Municipal development fees
Inclusionary housing requirements that increase unsubsidized housing costs
In-Lieu fees that increase unsubsidized housing costs
Prevailing wage labor cost
Federal/State future financing uncertainties
Federal/State financing regulations
Limited access to affordable financing
Construction financing constraints
Inadequate affordable land availability
Constraints for building 2 to 12 unit apartments and row homes
Planning and building approval process
Inadequate tenant rental assistance
Micro-sized unit prohibitions
Zoning density & min. lot sizes requirements
Zoning requirements for multifamily parking
Zoning architectural design standards

* 14. Please rank from 1, lowest, to 5 highest, the need for following types of affordable units and assistance programs:

  1 - Low 2 3 4 5 - High
Multi-family rentals, 5 or more units
Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex rentals
Single-family rental
Single-family home ownership
Owner-occupied rehabilitation
Loan assistance for owners of 5 + apartment complexes
Loan assistance for owners of 2 to 4 unit apartment buildings
Policies requiring affordable, single-family rentals
First-time homebuyer loan assistance
Loans for rehabilitation work

* 15. Should the City of Woodland encourage the development/construction of more innovative housing for moderate-income or “work-force” households earning more than 80% and no greater than 120% of median household adjusted for household size, such as 4 people, the approx. income range is more than $59,750/year and no greater than $89,625/year?
If yes, how and where?

* 16. Please provide any additional suggestions and/or attach information that will help inform the affordability discussion

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